No Exit by Taylor Adams

Trigger Warning: This book features kidnapping, violence (including against women and children), police violence, and death. If these are triggers for you, read at your own discretion.

Almost every Christmas since I first read it in 2018, I have wanted to reread this book again. Some people make A Christmas Carol a tradition, I make a thriller called No Exit. This has been my first book of 2022, and it immediately starts my State Challenge.

Darby is headed home from college after learning that her mom is dying of cancer. She gets caught in a blizzard causing her to stay at a rest stop in Colorado. There, she meets her companions until the storm ends: Ashley, Lars, Ed, and Sandi.

When Darby goes out to try and get a phone signal, she realizes that there is a little girl, Jay, who is trapped in the back of a van. Knowing that only her fellow travelers could be the kidnapper, Darby feels she must rescue Jay and save her from her kidnappers.

This has been one of those books that I keep wanting to go back to. I think one of the coolest parts of rereading is that I can look back and have some context into the events of the night. I honestly have enjoyed myself every time I have read it. All in all, I would give this book a 4.5 star rating.

I have yet to see it, but this book has been turned into a Hulu movie in February 2022.

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